Book review: “21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas” By J. Heine and B. Weiffen

Book review: 21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas: Standing up for the polity. By Jorge Heine and Brigitte Weiffen. Routledge Global Institutions, 2014. 186 pages. R$ 50,73 (kindle,
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Why Washington struggles to understand the BRICS

Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, left, India's Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman, second left, Brazil's former Finance Minister Guido Mantega, center, China's Finance Minister ...


Book review: “World Order” by Henry Kissinger

Book review: World Order, by Henry Kissinger. 2014, Penguin Press. 433 pages, R$46,73 (Kindle,
Henry Kissinger's book Diplomacy, published in 1994, has perhaps been the most widely read international ...


Book review: “Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need It Most” by Thomas Hale, David Held and Kevin Young

Book review: "Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need It Most" by Thomas Hale, David Held and Kevin Young. Polity, 2013. 311 pages. R$ 84,02 (Kindle,
Academics and policy makers have, ...


As Brazil’s Senate approves creation of BRICS Bank, grouping enhances parliamentary cooperation

From left to right:Renan Calheiros (President of Brazil's Senate), Eduardo Cunha (President of Brazil's Congress), Sergey Naryshkin (Chairman of the State Duma), Valentina Matviyenko (Chairperson of Russia's Upper House, ...


Towards a leaderless and chaotic world?

BBC's Badawi quizzes Norways FM, Joe Nye and former Putin advisor Karaganov listen
Last week, around two hundred current and former policy makers, academics, journalists, businesspeople and NGO representatives gathered at ...


Effective and Responsible Protection from Atrocity Crimes: Toward Global Action

by Thorsten Benner, Sarah Brockmeier, Erna Burai, C.S.R. Murthy, Christopher Daase, J. Madhan Mohan, Julian Junk, Xymena Kurowska, Gerrit Kurtz, Liu Tiewa, Wolfgang Reinicke, Philipp Rotmann, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, ...


The Forgotten History of Pre-Western Global Order

Book review:Before European Hegemony. The World System A.D. 1250-1350. By Janet L. Abu-Lughod. Oxford University Press (OUP), 1991. 464 pages. U$ 19.91 (
What will global economic order in the Post-Western ...


Why the BRICS grouping matters more than ever

The past year has seen a notable change of the way the BRICS grouping is perceived in Europe and the United States. While initially seen as quirky platform of little significance, it is now taken more seriously than at any ...


Asia’s Return to Preeminence

Book review: ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age. By Andre Gunder Frank. University of California Press, 1998. 450 pages. R$ 54.39 (
Why do we call the European peninsula a "continent", while ...